**Update: I now have 4 courses on Skillshare and you’re welcome try out all of them for absolutely FREE. Just pick the one that calls your name, click through and you’ll get FREE access to the entire course, resources and everything on the Skillshare platform.**
On 23 October 2022 I wrote:
I’ve been experimenting with teaching on Skillshare for the past 12 months. To be honest, I haven’t been that active. I basically made one course (with a fantastically creative entrepreneurial project that I’m super proud of) and left it there.
I haven’t been pushing any promotion. I have, when I’ve noticed a need for the information that I share during this course, provided the free link that I get as an instructor on the course.
And I’ve been consistently earning money and gaining traction from that one course. Not massive amounts of money. Not massive amounts of traction, but for something that I once put a lot of effort into and then just left… I’m actually pleasantly surprised.
My previous experience with online course builder and listing websites have been that – if you don’t put A LOT of work into promoting your own course… you might has well have just left it at the bottom of your drawer where it once lived – it’s pretty much equally as visible.
It was after I received yet another small pay-out from Skillshare, that I decided that it actually might be worth investigating the opportunities presented by this platform a little closer.
I discovered that top earning teachers make $100,000+ each year. On average, new teachers earn around $200 per month, and longer-term teachers earn upwards of $3000 per month. This is all according to Skillshare. I also found a helpful blog post that shows exactly how much 11 teachers on the platform actually make…and how they managed to push up their earnings…and it’s not too bad.
These findings are all encouraging. Furthermore, I’m encouraged that Skillshare and everyone that writes about Skillshare mentions what an inclusive welcoming platform it is for new teachers. When I search the topics I teach on the platform I also don’t get 1,000’s of competitive results… In fact if I get over 100 it’s a lot… which makes me think that this platform is one of those rare educational platforms that have managed to achieve a happy, inclusive community that isn’t yet saturated with content that I want to teach.
I also noted that Skillshare is mainly for instructors that teach in the categories of lifestyle, business and creative skills. All of the courses you upload here have to be accompanied by video, sound and a project. All courses are also quality control reviewed before they get published.
I’ve noted that teachers are paid from a teacher’s pool. Basically all the earnings of the platform are pooled every month and instructors then get paid from a 30% piece of that pool based on how many watch hours your content has achieved for the month. That’s not crazy lucrative, but again, based on the fact that my content has received 720 hours of watch time without me even trying to promote it… I believe I can work with that.
I’ve therefore decided that this is a platform that I’m going to give a little more of my love and attention to going forward. I took some time over the weekend to make a new course for the platform, that I’m super proud of. 🙂 It’s called Do this every 6 months to be successful in business: The Entrepreneurial Stocktake Project. I’ve linked the free link in this blog post so you’re welcome to check it out for free and leave me some feedback if you like. 🙂
I’ve also decided that I will put some time aside to help entrepreneurs that wants to get onto this platform with me, get on there. I’ve got a Masters Degree in course building, and I love doing it, so it’s not that difficult for me to work with other entrepreneurs to structure their content into courses that provide tons of value for the candidates that take the courses. I’ve also now worked out my process and created my templates to make the course creation and uploading process as easy as possible.
So if you’re reading this blog post and you’re interested in letting me help you get onto the platform, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! I’d love to help you. We can have a brainstorming session and from there you can then decide if this opportunity is right for you. You can book our brainstorming session over here.
Also please support my breaking into the Skillshare universe! Will appreciate it so much if you can have a look at my newest course, actually complete the project and post it on the dedicated channel on Skillshare. I’d love to see what you come up with! And your feedback will help me make my courses even better.
I hope this blog post provided you with some insights so you can decide whether or not you’re moving onto Skillshare with me. By the way – I’ve also got plans to build out our own Tribe Training Academy more, so stay tuned. These moves will all fit together and enhance each other once the puzzle is built. 🙂
Sending so much love and light your way!
Oh yes – I’ll award you 10 bonus points on our #SaveTheGlobalEconomy Referral Program for each project that you post on any of my Skillshare courses. 😉
May all your entrepreneurial dreams come true!
PS: Here’s the free link to my other Skillshare course as well. 🙂 I’ve been getting some great feedback on it. It’s called Hacking your Ideal Customer Avatar: The Comic Strip Project.